This writing comes from your new Pastor. My names is john Hodge. Like your former Pastor, you can call me Pastor John. Some have referred to me as Pastor John II. Although it has been revealed that Pastor John III is more accurate. But Pastor John will work. I was born and raised in the Oil City area. At the age of 14  I received Jesus as my Savior and Lord at the 1968 Billy Graham crusade in Pittsburgh.

  Shortly thereafter I felt God’s call to preach the Gospel. I am a graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore Kentucky and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  I have been a Pastor in the Western Pennsylvania Conference for 36 years. I am married and we have two adult children. Katie lives and works in Bradford, PA. and our son Jeff lives and works in Washington PA. Both have made visits to Jamestown since our arrival.

My wife Konita, having worked in respite care in our last place, and I are excited to be here. We love the area and look forward to a lengthy stay on the Pymatuning Charge. I am looking forward to doing Christ’s work with you here in our Community. I hope that together we can reach out to our community with the message of Jesus Christ leading many to salvation in Him.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Your “New” Pastor,

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rev> John W. Hodge